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Monday, December 21, 2009

Link Love: Frozen Venice

Venice got some snow this weekend, and I thought you'd like a peek!  My friends over at Venice Daily Photo have some great pictures of this weekend's snow storm:

But Living Venice has something equally interesting.  They posed the question: does the Venetian lagoon ever freeze?  To answer that question they looked back at some vintage footage from the winter of 1929.  It was a particularly harsh winter in Europe, and, indeed, the Venetian lagoon froze during the winter!  Check out this vintage footage of a very icy lagoon:

For more vintage footage of Venice, check out this YouTube site!

And what is winter in Venice without a little Vivaldi.  Here's a great recording from Anna-Sophie Mutter and Herbert Von Karajan of "Winter" from the Venetian composer's "Four Seasons."

So very cool, eh?
Stay warm, my friends!

If you love Venice, I highly recommend you follow both Venice Daily Photo and Living Venice.  I find both to be highly entertaining and informative.  

Mid-Morning Addition:  
On the subject of snow and cold, check out these fantastic photos of a snowball fight in Times Square this weekend.  Chasing Light really caught some great shots!   

And don't forget: today is the last day to donate to Passports with Purpose 2009.  Help us finish building the school in Cambodia!


rob December 21, 2009 at 8:21 AM  

I don't believe my eyes...

Angela K. Nickerson December 21, 2009 at 9:32 AM  

It is really amazing, isn't it Rob! Did you check out the photo on Living Venice's link? That one blows me away!

Green Girl in Wisconsin December 21, 2009 at 10:32 AM  

Wow. That was really cool. Hard to imagine that happening in a warm place like that.

Pierre December 22, 2009 at 10:06 PM  

Oh Thank you the Gipsy, yhat's nice to mention Venice Daily Photo in your pages. And by the way this allows me to discover your work!
Hi to all vagabonds, daydreamers, and readers...

Angela K. Nickerson December 23, 2009 at 9:20 AM  

Pierre, welcome to the Gypsy's Guide! I've followed your blog for a long time... love those photos of Venice, a city near to my heart.
Buon Natale!

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